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DragSmith Farms seeks an Intern

15 Feb

Location: Barron, Wisconsin

DragSmith Farms is an organic vegetable farm that would like to branch out growing heirloom grains. We raise micro greens and a specialty salad mix year-round in 2 greenhouses. We belong to a cooperative (Six Rivers) with other local farmers that sell mainly to upscale restaurants and food cooperatives. The cooperative is housed at DragSmith Farms. Our farm also offers a 24 week CSA which we call a farm share.

We ideally seek an intern for the full growing season (May-October) with a return for an additional season. An intern would spend time on jobs such as planting and transplanting both in the greenhouse and out in the field, pest and weed control, harvesting and packing. Continue reading

Growing Hope seeks Interns

12 Feb

Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan

Growing Hope, an organization in Ypsilanti, seeks summer interns. We are dedicated to helping people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access. Based in Washtenaw County, Michigan, we work with neighborhoods, schools, community groups, and families to develop and sustain gardens. We also work to increase local food security through our Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers’ Market and other efforts that improve
access to healthy, affordable food. Continue reading

The Margulies Family Farm seeks Two Interns

4 Feb

Location: Geneva, Illinois

The Margulies Family Farm is hiring a Farm Manager and two interns to manage their farm (1 acre so far, 14 acres potentially), located next to their envelope factory.  The project is just getting off the ground and we are looking for a highly motivated individual who has 2-4 years farming experience.

Geneva, IL is a thriving historic town situated along the Fox River.  Their farmers market had 17 stands last year and will maintain its size.  The farm is a 1-hour drive or train ride from downtown Chicago and a 5-minute drive from the Margulies residence, the town of Geneva, and the train station. Continue reading

Equinox Community Farm seeks an Intern

27 Jan

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Equinox Community Farm, a small farm located approximately ten miles from downtown Madison in Waunakee is seeking one capable worker for the 2010 season.  The applicant will be involved in all aspects of the farm which include vegetable, herb, and fruit production and marketing for a Community Supported Agriculture program and farmer’s market, raising grass-fed beef under management intensive grazing, and maple syrup production.  The applicant will be the farm’s only employee and thus will work closely with the farmer and will have a great opportunity to experience and learn about all aspects of the farming process. Continue reading

Green Youth Farm/Chicago Botanic Garden seeks an Intern

22 Jan

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Mid-May through Mid-August 2010

The Green Youth Farm interns will be working as part of a dedicated, energetic team at one of two sustainable farms, working alongside teenagers to produce vibrant young people and delicious organically grown food for underserved communities. Continue reading

Jack’s Farm seeks Interns

15 Jan

Location: Pottstown, Pennsylvania – in Chester County, about one hour from Philadelphia

JACK’S FARM is owned by Dan and Deb Heckler.  Growing and associated labor is managed by Steve Heine. All of us are hands on. We operate suburban intensive market gardens at three locations. We are USDA Certified Organic. At Schuylkill Rd. we grow 2 acres of mixed vegetables and small fruits. Three greenhouses at this location offer us the ability to grow year round. Our product mix includes vegetables, potted herbs and cut flowers. Packing and washing are done at this location for both properties. We raise grass fed chickens for both meat and eggs and a small number of pigs in adjoining woods. At our 2 Unionville Rd. locations, about 1.5 miles from Schuylkill Rd., we grow 7+ acres of mixed vegetables. Two unheated greenhouses at this location allow us to grow year round. Chickens are grown for eggs and are used for fertility at this location. At all locations we grow intensively using multiple succession plantings combined with companion planting throughout the year. We practice and experiment with many different types of season extension techniques and space saving techniques. This model fits with our commitment to profitably operating a small suburban farm. We sell 12 months per year through an on farm Stand, a thriving Farmers Market and both a summer and winter CSA.

The Ideal Intern at JACK’S FARM possesses a positive attitude, can accept direction from the manager, can rotate between multiple responsibilities, is able to work outdoors in all weather, is able to lift 40lbs and can bend and flex while working. After all is said farming is hard work. Working at a fast pace is important to us. As a for profit enterprise we rely on our ability to profitably harvest what we grow. Reasonable speed and accuracy are important to accomplish this. Continue reading

Millstone Farm seeks 2010 University-Based Interns

29 Dec

Location: Wilton, Connecticut

Millstone Farm is a 75-acre property in Wilton, Connecticut. We are a working farm whose mission is to achieve a sustainable and economic farm model. The farm also serves as a hub for education and outreach, where we host workshops and action-learning activities, and partner with farmers, community organizations, school groups, restaurateurs, and others interested in learning about diverse, chemical-free farming. Our practices are geared towards achieving a closed loop system where the farm’s varied parts contribute to the whole working body. Our activities include; organic pasture management, rare breed animal husbandry for eggs, meat, wool, and breeding, bio-intensive vegetable and fruit production, maple syrup harvest, and more. We produce for local restaurants, Wilton’s only family-owned supermarket, and a small CSA. We strive to use best farm practices, encourage their implementation, and promote awareness about their positive impact on local economies, the community and quality of life.

The university-based internship program was inspired by Millstone Farm’s current partnership with the Wilton High School internship program, where a limited number of high school students have the opportunity to intern on the farm for the last five weeks of their senior year, and often roll-over to become our summer employees. However, with a limited time frame, these students’ do not have the chance to learn about the seasonal stages of bio-intensive farming. Continue reading